grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a transparent golden amber with a slight white head. Aroma is fragrant hops, grapefruit, and pine predominant but some slight floral notes as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodiedlight carbonation and sticky and slight oil finish. Hops is the boss in this brew. It seems at peace with the bitterness, a nice balance exists between hops and alcohol. (7.5% = 93 IBUs) There is a slight malt backbone, but lets not get picky IPAs are about the hops and this one packs hop flavor. This brew is highly drinkable and a great representation of what an IPA should taste like.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber with frothy white head, heavy lacing. Nice hops aroma, a bit of sweet malt in there too. Flavor is a bit less intense than I expected from the nose, nice hops presence, malty backbone with nice citrus and pine hints. I find sweetness at the front and bitterness toward the end. Nice rich palate, this one has some substance. Pretty damn good beer.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gah this beer was awesome. Literally a hop explosion with so much behind it. TONS of hop up front in a pleasing way with a surprisingly smooth finish. Aroma of hops, citrus- orange peel, a little lemon, and a little malt. Malt comes through a lot more in the taste but still behind the hop blast. What an awesome brew.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I actually got a hold of this beer while in Cape May, NJ while on vacation. I got it in August, when everyone I talked to said that it was too old. They are wrong. I understand that the hop profile will not be nearly as fresh as it is in the spring, but a beer that heavily hopped and that alcoholic should last quite a while, definately longer than 5 months. The malt character is also very complex, and in fact, this is a very balanced beer. Did I taste cinnamon?
Weezel (223) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is an awesome golden hopped hue. A burnt orange with tons of reflections. Good hoppy aroma with subtle fruit shining through. Really fresh hops and good mouthfeel. Solid stuff.
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Happiness! Perfectly balanced ipa, beautiful dark amber color. Intense hops, floral, fruity, sweet, honey. So smooth. One of the best beers I ever had.
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Beer has a glowing amber color and is a bit hazy. Smells delicious notes of citrus. What can I say I love the way it tastes it hits you with a citrus grapefruit like burst of sweetness then bitters out to this dry earthy piney taste that I love.
Only wish it was around all year.
Lowered my rating, was not even close to as good this year as the past years.
Underdogs88 (221) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, piney aroma with notes of caramel. Appearance is copper with a nice white head with good retention. Flavor is full of citrus and piney hops with lots of caramel character. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's good beer.
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nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A freind of mine was gracious enough to drop one of these off to me by surprise the other day! pumped to try this! Nice amber/orange pour, not much of a head but looks pretty thick. Really thick feel....but the flavor is very sublte as well. hints of all the usual IPA stuff but wifh an almost juice like character to it.......very easy to drink....the alcohol is very sublte as well. very good
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. courtesy of pabocat. Got this delightful treat in a trade and was pleasantly suprised. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this before. Very excellent beer. Copper pour with generous white head. A wonderful, bright aroma of citrusy fruit. An excellent nose. A nice and bitter with a slight sweetness on the background.
I just need to say again, how much I loved this beer. Will definitely trade for some more.